Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Pnuemonia Strikes again

Christopher has had a bad cold almost since his last asthma flare in September. It has now turned to pnuemonia. However, I refuse to let it get me down. He is NOT In the hospital which is a miracle in and of itself. His breathing is not as bad as it has been in the past. His cough, well its horrid. Makes you hurt just listening to him. He is out of school until Thursday, which makes 11 total already this year! Asthma and lung issues are really giving us trouble this year. He is such a trooper. Worrying more about missing school and school work than any 8 year old I know. He was given a 5 day antibiotic, where he takes a large dose today and then 4 smaller doses the next 4 days. I am just glad this time, he did not have to have the shot. Last time he had pnuemonia he had to have shots and it was horrid and he ended up in the hospital anyway. Hopefully this time, we caught it sooner. So, here we are facing pnuemonia and on red alert status with his breathing. His spirit, his joy and his endurance never ceases to amaze me. He is my little hero!